In a live interview on MSNBC with Tiffany Cross, King seemed shocked to hear that she’s in the running to the direct the film, which currently has J.J. A news break, live on MSNBC! You and Barry Jenkins, both of your names have been thrown out there,” Cross said, referencing a recent Hollywood Reporter article about Warner Bros.’ search for a director and star for Superman. Is there any news you can break this morning about those conversations?” King looked genuinely baffled as she replied, “Tiffany, that is news to me. Tags: We can only hope further details are also revealed on live television in the coming months. Ah, the magic of live TV. Dillard, and Shaka King. The article speculates that, along with King, other directors on the shortlist include Barry Jenkins, Ryan Coogler, Steven Caple Jr., J.D. You have broke the news to me. “Anything you want to tell us? and DC “committed to hiring a Black director” for the film. The project, however, is still in early stages and specifics are scarce. Photo: MSNBC

Regina King was apparently the last to learn that Regina King might be on the shortlist to direct the upcoming Superman movie for DC and Warner Bros. Yeah, no, I have not heard that until just now.”

Per The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming Superman installment will feature a Black Superman, with Warner Bros. “You’re rumored to be on the short list to direct Superman. Related

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s … Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Superman Reboot! Abrams attached to produce and Ta-Nehisi Coates attached to write.